Lucía Etxebarría de Asteinza is a Spanish writer. She was born in Valencia in , of Basque Cosmofobia (), novel (Cosmophobia); El club de las malas madres (), essays with Goyo Bustos; Lo verdadero es un momento de lo. Cosmofobia has ratings and 12 reviews. Mariposa said: Comme d’habitude, j ‘ai aimé le style coloré, direct et franc de Lucia Etxebarria. Elle nous pre. Results 1 – 30 of 98 Cosmofobia by Lucia Etxebarria and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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Romancing the Postmodern Etxebwrria. In the pages of Cosmofobia, Etxebarria recreates these discontents and misrepresentations, ultimately showing that the tie binding a community together is the reality of shared space, shared pages, and a shared neighborhood.

Yamal is a multi-ethnic individual, providing a space for intercultural interaction and actively discouraging social and cultural segregation. Remember me on this computer.


His bar becomes a space of intercultural interaction. The characters lament the lack of intercultural interaction in spite of the obvious diversity that fills their neighborhood.

Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. In addition to these books and many other titles she has published poetry; her collection Actos de placer y amor won the Barcarola Poetry Prize in The problems of the characters become realistic ones, tied to a reality that extends beyond the text.

Consciousness and the Urban Experience: This tie between movie and book obscures the contrast between intra- and non-diegetic space, especially when it is mentioned that Penelope Cruz, a real-life actress, will play the part in the cinematic version.

Recent immigrants such as the Moroccan Hisham contrast with the more Hispanicized children of immigrants such as the Hispano-Guinean Susana. These inclusions serve as a parenthetical opening and closing of the text with references to a non-diegetic reality. U of Illinois P, Hardcoverpages. She was born in Valencia inof Basque parents as her name suggests, the youngest of seven children. Love is presented in a more positive light in the situation of Miriam and Yamal, as they recount the story of their meeting in Paris years before.


Elizabeth Scarlett and Howard B. Alenixedda rated it really liked it Jan 07, Sexual desire is a strong motivating force that serves as an instigator for varied instances of intimate, carnal, intercultural interaction.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The text is polyvocal, comprised of interviews, discussions, considerations or mere mentions, and this plethora of voices recreates a vibrant community struggling with attempts to define itself. Natacha rated it really liked it Aug 21, These physical intercultural encounters are not untroubled.

The recounting of their story begins with their friendship from twenty years earlier. The novel etxebarrria reinforces the reality of the stories and characters by a section that acknowledges the inspiration for particular chapters and scenes, emphasizing that these characters may not be real but they are realistic.

La historia de Kurt y Courtney: He inhabits the social center of the neighborhood, where desire drives relationships. The parade of characters cohabit its pages as their stories network, intertwine and assume various forms and styles. The three binary observations that operate in the novel — the multicultural versus the intercultural, desire versus love, and imagined reality versus actual reality — serve to reconceptualize understandings of community in order to point out the positive moments of intercultural exchange in a multicultural space.


Even love creates separate spheres that isolate the individuals involved. A consideration of these themes will highlight the dynamics at work in Cosmofobia, and will show how Etxebarria conceptualizes the cosmopolitan reality in this novel.

Writing the Cosmopolis: The Conceptualization of Community in Lucía Etxebarria’s Cosmofobia

The figure of Yamal serves as an important thread throughout the novel connecting people and cultures. University of Kentucky, Alexandra Carvalho Alves rated it really liked it Mar 15, Over one hundred characters participate in the creation of the narrative in Cosmofobia. Isaac closes his eyes and is lead into a meditation on what his Desire could be.

This very life-like doll copies the ugliness of reality but is obviously lifeless, which once again problematizes the representation of the real and the imagined. More recently, gentrification efforts have attempted to redevelop the neighborhood. Sandra rated it really liked it Sep 26, Codmofobia es discontinuo en el deseo, todo se disuelve en el deseo.

Lucía Etxebarría

These additional sections connect the diegetic space of the novel with a real space — the non-diegetic space — outside of the novel, which I will examine below. The chapters and sections range from first- person narrations to third-person limited or omniscient narrators. And yet, the intercultural affairs are just as problematic as the intracultural ones that are described throughout the novel.

They are often temporary flings, crumbling at the slightest pressure. His bar serves as a contact zone for the neighborhood, and ljcia personal charisma makes him irresistible.